Got to the Complex for the game today and found that they started early again. Ethan Martin had plodded through the first three innings. Mid 80s, just like his last outing. Meh.
Franklyn Kilome pitched the middle four innings. He’s still in the mid 90s. Definitely looks like he’s working on secondary pitches and keeping his FB down. Threw a few ugly curves like he did last outing, but snapped off several nice ones. Got a swinging K with one. Walked three, but the Pirates only threatened once – two leadoff walks and a sac put runners in scoring position but the “breaking ball” K and a ground out ended the inning.
Figueroa and Fisher finished up with perfect innings.
Kelly Dugan went 0-4 with 2 Ks, but he played all 9 innings. Back-to-back nine inning games is a requirement before a rehabbing player is returned to his team (per Joe Jordan when Crawford was on rehab). We’ll see if he goes nine tomorrow.
A lot of the young guys sprayed the ball around and I think they out-scored the Pirates 8-0. 17-year old C Rodolfo Duran crushed a HR to left. Martelo, Espiritu, Antequerra and Carlos Duran had key hits during their run-scoring innings.
Aaron Brown was not on either of the two fields in use, they were throwing live BP on Schmidt. He wasn’t in the line up and wasn’t listed as an available player. I think he’s just a little banged up after his latest web gem Tuesday night, and didn’t need to be on the full 7-day DL.
Lehigh Valley (21-34) jumped Anthony Vasquez up to today’s start and got a combined 4-hit shutout over the Indianapolis Indians, 8-0, with an assist from Seth Rosin. Vasquez helped his cause by going 2-2 with 2 RBI. Dom Brown and Gabriel Lino both went 1-4. Probables, Jason Berken (3-2, 3.89) on Friday and Adam Morgan (0-5, 5.33) on Saturday.
Reading (29-24) beat the Erie SeaWolves 4-2, behind Aaron Nola’s 7th win. He allowed 1 run on 5 hits and a walk. Roman Quinn got the day off (although he scored as a pinch runner later in the game). J.P. Crawford led off and went 1-4 with a walk and an RBI. KC Serna hit his first HR of the season, Cam Perkins his 7th. Jesse Biddle (4-1, 4.50) pitches tomorrow.
Clearwater (27-27) lost to the Tampa Yankees 3-2. Colin Kleven allowed one run and scattered 5 hits and a walk over 7.0 innings. Cody Forsythe held in the eighth, but Edubray Ramos couldn’t get an out in the ninth as the first two batters went single, home run for the walkoff win. Andrew Pullin went 2-4 and provided both Clearwater runs with a 2-run HR in the second inning. He batted sixth in the line up tonight instead of his customary second for the second night. Yacksel Rios (1-1, 3.38) pitches tomorrow.
Lakewood (25-26) lost to the Hickory Crawdads 8-3. Ranfi Casimiro had his roughest outing in over a month allowing 3 ER on 8 hits and a walk. Each of Lakewood’s 3 relievers was also touched for at least one run. Rhys Hoskin and Malquin Canelo each had 2 hits. Hoskins (.332) has moved ahead of Carlos Tocci (.328) for the team lead in AVG. Chris Oliver (3-4, 2.93) pitches tomorrow. Every time I read Hickory, I think Hoosiers not Crawdads.
Williamsport (0-0) starts its season on the road against the State College Spikes on June 19th, home opener on June 20th.
GCL Phillies (0-0) start their season across the bay against the GCL Yankees1 on June 22nd, second game at the Carpenter Complex on June 23rd.
DSL Phillies (3-2) lost 8-6 to DSL Rays. They managed only 4 hits but did walk 6 times.
VSL Phillies (6-8) were trailing the VSL Rays 4-3 when the first game was suspended. The second game was postponed.
Here’s the affiliate scoreboard from MiLB.
Extra Innings –
- Jose Mayorga assigned to Clearwater Threshers from Phillies Extended Spring Training.
- I don’t know what is going on with the Threshers’ roster. The addition of Mayorga raises the number of players on their Active List to 26, one over the maximum allowed. Additionally, the reassignment of Brown to WPT, leaves them with only 3 true outfielders. They are carrying 4 catchers, 13 pitchers, and 6 infielders. Of course, one of the catchers is Astudillo who has spent most of his on-field time at first base, where Lohman has been since coming off the DL.